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MM’s Saturday Weather Forecast for April 16

“We focus on Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, but we forget to pause in the stillness of the days between. Find time today to be present in that place of waiting. There is treasure to be found in the sacred peace that comes as you breathe in that place of quiet surrender. Don’t rush through the space called “Between.”” ― Katherine J Walden

Easter Sunrise Forecast

On This Day

1998- A major tornado outbreak spawns 13 tornadoes across Middle Tennessee, beginning early in the morning and continuing through the afternoon. A massive nearly one-mile wide F-4 tornado kills 3 in Wayne County, and another F-5 tornado heavily damages the Deerfield area of Lawrence County. An F-3 tornado moves through downtown Nashville, the first tornado to hit the downtown area in more than 65 years. Baseball-size hail is reported northwest of Ashland City (Cheatham County), damaging 35 to 50 homes. This is the 9th largest tornado outbreak in mid state history.

This outbreak the one and only recorded F-5 tornado to ever strike the state of Tennessee.

This Week’s Hazards

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Noon Forecast 

Extended Forecast

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy skies. Mild.

Easter Sunday: Partly cloudy. Rain develops overnight.

Monday: Morning showers, then gradual clearing.

Tuesday – Wednesday: Mostly sunny.

Thursday: Chance of showers.

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Severe Weather Safety 



Drought Data

The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is each Tuesday at 7 a.m. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are then released to the public each Thursday at 7:30 a.m. For much more drought info, please follow my link to

MM News 

Thursday night’s MM kids class went so well! I had about a dozen kids turn out and we had the best time figuring out much electricity we could detect in fruit. We also made fluorescent light bulbs light up a bit using static and we had the best time playing with the plasma ball! It was a great class! Next month’s class topic is on tornadoes.

There will be a new MM kids class at the Roane State campus in Clarkrange beginning Thursday, May 19 at 5:00! This is the first MM class to be offered in Fentress County! Be sure and register your child at

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I am excited to announce that I’ll be doing a talk about weather/climate and its impact on wine! This class is for adults and will be hosted by Stonehaus Winery. We hope you will join us for refreshments and a very interesting seminar on the impacts of weather and climate on wines and the grapes they rely on. This fun and informative class is limited to the first 40 who sign up, so be sure and secure your spot today! You don’t have to like to wine to enjoy this class, so sign up and learn some really cool stuff, while supporting a wonderful local nonprofit! To learn more and to register for the seminar just visit benefit Creative Compassion and our mission. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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If you’d like a MM t-shirt just let me know! Shirts are only $10 and proceeds go toward funding the kids classes I teach. Just let me know if you want one and you can stop by Creative Compassion at 20 Penny Lane in Crossville and pick it up! I also have them available at my kids classes.

Adult Ed

Adult Ed is more than a degree! Sure, we’ll help you earn your GED but we can also coach you and help you design a plan that puts you on a fulfilling career path. Reach out today and see what we can do for you! Email me today at


Today’s newsletter will focus on radar and how far we’ve come. I also discuss the radar issues we have on the plateau and what’s being done to improve those. Radar is fascinating and there’s no telling what future radar images will look like!

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Creative Compassion 

Grinder House Coffee Shop on Main Street in Crossville will be hosting a book signing for Rita Reali on Saturday, April 30. That signing will take place from 11:00-1:00. A portion of the proceeds from Rita’s book sales will go to Creative! Come by and see us!

To purchase a book(s) please contact Rita directly

Creative compassion helps mainly low-income residents obtain home ownership. Our mission also includes helping folks with home repairs and/or rent/mortgage or utility bill assistance. Make a donation, apply for assistance, or check out our new monthly newsletter at

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